Louisiana Hurricane Katrina (DR-1603)

Incident period: August 29, 2005 to November 1, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 29, 2005
FEMA Archaeologists Discover One of the Oldest Native American Artifacts
FEMA Archaeologists Discover One of the Oldest Native American Artifacts
Fisk Howard School Groundbreaking
Morris Jeff Groundbreaking
McDonogh 35 High School Groundbreaking
McDonogh 35 High School Groundbreaking

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

January 27, 2012
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Following a $7.7 million grant recently announced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Belle Chasse Primary School within Plaquemines Parish will soon build a new addition to their current campus—an early learning facility for prekindergarteners through second graders.
January 13, 2012
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today approximately $1.9 million in public assistance funding for St. Paul’s Episcopal School in New Orleans in support of their post-Katrina rebuilding plans. Located in the city’s Lakeview community, St. Paul’s campus for infants through eighth graders sustained significant damages during Hurricane Katrina. The damages to three classroom buildings in particular were so considerable that FEMA previously deemed them each eligible for replacement funding.
January 10, 2012
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today nearly $3.8 million to the St. Bernard Parish School Board as additional funding for complete restoration of several of Chalmette High School’s Katrina-damaged athletic facilities.   
December 28, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced approximately $11.6 million for interior renovations at five of Jackson Barracks’ Historic Garrison Buildings. “Serving as Louisiana’s National Guard Headquarters, Jackson Barracks was severely flooded during Hurricane Katrina,” said FEMA’s Louisiana Recovery Office Deputy Director of Programs Andre Cadogan. “More than 200 structures there were damaged and eligible for FEMA’s assistance.”
December 21, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced recently nearly $2.1 million in funding to replace the existing roof at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, which continues to suffer interior water leaks stemming from Hurricane Katrina’s initial impact. FEMA’s grant was provided to the Audubon Commission, the overseers of the Audubon Aquarium, who recently provided new damage findings to the federal agency. The new findings indicated that prior roof repairs did not solve all the Katrina-related roof problems, as some existing problems were unforeseen until now.
December 14, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today approximately $1.3 million in public assistance funding for work to repair Pontchartrain Pier, positioned at the southern end of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans.

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